I had to walk to Shivaji Park because I had no money: Sachin Tendulkar

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I had to walk to Shivaji Park because I had no money: Sachin Tendulkar

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Amlan Majumdar

04/27/2016

Speaking at a promotional event, Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar talked about a time when he did not have enough money to hire a cab. Sachin, who is one of the richest sportspersons in the nation, revealed how he had to walk from Dadar Station to Shivaji Park when he was 12 years-old.

"I was only 12 years old and was selected to play for the Mumbai under-15 team. I was excited, carried some money and we went to Poona (Pune) to play three matches and it started raining there,” Sachin said at the launch of 'digibank' initiative of DBS.

"When I got my turn, I was out on 4, run-out. I was only 12 and could barely run at a decent pace. I was disappointed and came back to the dressing room crying and after that I did not get another chance to bat.

"Because it had rained, we had nothing to do the whole day, except to go out, watch a movie and eat. Without knowing how to spend my money and how to equally pace myself and save money, I finished everything and when I came back to Mumbai by train there was not a penny in my pocket.

"I was carrying two big bags, we got off at Dadar station and I had to walk to Shivaji Park because I had no money.

"Can you imagine, if I had a phone in my hand, one SMS and my father or my mother would have transferred the amount to my phone and may be I would have travelled by cab," Sachin recalled.

Speaking about technology and its advancement, the 43-year-old also recollected the moment when he became the part of an unwanted history.

"When it comes to technology, yours truly was the first one to be given out by the third umpire in 1992, I was given run out by the third umpire. Sometimes technology can't go your way.

"While fielding you need the right decisions from the third umpire, but not while batting," he joked.

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